Tuesday October 27, 2020

It is finally time for Ireland to invest in more judges

Ireland ranks 77th of 94 countries for judges per capita – behind Togo and the Dominican Republic

20th August, 2017
The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is on course to cross the line with two key provisions intact Pic: RollingNews.ie

Almost 750,000 new civil and criminal cases start before the Irish courts every year. But how well resourced are they and what effect is this having on access to justice?

The courts are an integral part of the state apparatus for resolving constitutional issues, controlling the use of state power and delivering fair criminal trials. But they are also an essential service for ordinary citizens, resolving compensation claims for injuries inflicted negligently, dealing with difficult family...

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